6/12/18 My third time round trip up/down Register Ridge. This time just for a quick training speed hike. But that 2,500' 1.5 mile section is brutal no matter how many times you do it.
1 Top of Register Ridge. This route is about 1 mile shorter than Ski Hut, so I wanted to test if it would make sense to use for the 24hr 3 Peak Challenge. But doing the 2,600' 1.5 mile section in the dark probably isn't worth the 1 mile savings.
2 Last of the Backbone up to the top of Baldy.
3 Last stretch to the top.
4 Made it.
5 Gorgonio and Jacinto in the distance on a hazy day.
6 Heading back down now. You can see the trail heading down to the backbone to the right of Mr. Harwood.
7 A rare deer sighting on the front side of Baldy. I wonder if this is the same one I saw last time? S/he isn't looking too healthy :(
8 S/he let me get really close.
10 Last view of the falls. Successful day at a little over 3 hours round trip. Actually the same, or even a tad slower, than Ski Hut though. Need to get back in time now to pick Aidan up from school!